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For the fourth year in a row, Trump Administrations seeks to oust the NEA and NEH

Just weeks after the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) were backed by Congress in the US 2020 budget, they’re once again in the crosshairs. On Monday, President Trump’s administration released its 2021 budget proposal and both the NEA and the NEH, for the fourth year in […]

NEA receives $162 million in funding for 2020

Heading into the new year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) can breathe a sigh of relief after the US government passed a 2020 fiscal year budget that avoided a government shutdown (which wreaked havoc on the country last New Year) but also increased the budget for the organization. By December 20th, both the […]

NEA and NEH at risk (again) in Trump’s 2020 budget

For the third year in a row, President Donald Trump has proposed to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). His budget for 2020, released on March 11th, is the largest in history at $4.75 trillion but he still aims to eliminate the two […]

As the US government reopens, so do major US museums

Just last week it seemed there was no end in sight for the government shutdown wreaking havoc on the US. On January 28th, the country’s government began operating in a normal capacity following President Trump’s January 25th announcement. The announcement disclosed that a compromise was reached, albeit temporary, concerning the national budget even without funding […]

Two ways the US government is altering the art world

How the partial government shutdown is affecting the museum sector In the US, a partial government shutdown has wreaked havoc on various facets of American life since December 22nd. The Smithsonian Institute, for example, which operates on government funding has struggled to stay open. The shutdown is due to Congress and Trump not coming to […]